MIS students have access to the latest and most exciting new technologies. Temple was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the premier technology campuses in the U.S. The Fox school is housed in the state-of-art Alter Hall, and the MIS department provides students access to exclusive technologies and labs.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
The TECH Center is a state-of-the-art technology facility that includes collaborative and individual student workspaces, it is the largest of its kind in the U.S. The center enables students to meet, study, collaborate, relax, and take advantage of 700+ computers, specialty labs for video and audio, loaner laptops, breakout rooms, 24 hour help desk, and Starbucks coffee.
MIS students have access to the excellent resources provided by Temple University’s Computer Services division which include Google Mail, Google Docs, Google sites, cloud storage, online library, a smart card system, campus-wide wireless, free online training through lynda.com, and classroom capture and video conferencing facilities.
FOX SCHOOL AND ALTER HALL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
MIS students take their classes in Alter Hall, a new high-tech building which includes the latest classroom technology including dual projectors and class capture (review a class session later over the web). There are email stations in common areas, and breakout-style meeting spaces with computers and large plasma screens. A wireless network covers the entire building, including the lounge spaces, and provides wireless printing. Visit the Alter Hall 360 degree virtual tour and check out the slide-show to learn more.
MIS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
MIS students have exclusive access to the following leading edge technologies:
- Specialized computer teaching labs which feature dual projectors and mobile tables and chairs to enable collaboration and group work.
- A unique multi-purpose facility in which students and faculty wirelessly project from upto 12 different computers simultaneously; the images are stitched together to create a seamless “wall” of information. Mobile reconfigurable furniture allows the space to morph from a seminar room to a breakout room to a training lab to a presentation and event space in a few minutes. See the detailed feature article and short video below.
- Access to the Microsoft Developer’s Network Academic Alliance which provides software for student use at home and in labs.
- The MIS community platform is a student professional development and learning management system that fundamentally transforms how students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry partners interact. Every member of the community is a node that can discover and engage with others. The platform supports the unique MIS professional achievement program in which students earn points for development activities and display their achievements on integrated e-portfolios.